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September 2008 Archives

September 8, 2008

trial access to Euromonitor

Hi all,

The library just set up a trial to Euromonitor, which provides marketing data and reports on countries, companies, markets, and consumers from over 200 countries.

The trial runs until Monday Sept 22nd. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first ( Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see

Please let us know what you think.

New database added - Women Studies International

Hi all,

The library just subscribed to Women Studies International from Ebsco.

It covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

September 10, 2008

NEW - Library Tutorials

Looking for an overview of the library's website? Need to learn how to expertly search the library catalog, catalogUSMAI? Want some guidance in starting your research paper?

For help with all this, and more, try our new library tutorials!

September 12, 2008

Local History Resource Wiki

The Special Collections and Reference departments are proud to announce a new subject guide for Fall 2008 focused on resources for conducting local history research: Local History Resource Wiki:

A collection of links relating to regional Maryland history with an emphasis on Baltimore. Includes contact and collection information for libraries, museums, historical societies as well as locations of historical newspapers, oral histories, digital images and illustrations, and online documentary projects.

Using UMBC's newly implemented Confluence Wiki software, this wiki is flexible and will continue to grow. If you have any questions or would like to see another institution or project included, please contact Drew Alfgren in Reference at 410-455-2346 or through the web contact form.

September 18, 2008

UMBC, September 19, 1966

"Up from Wilkens Avenue the cars and motorbikes came; first a few, then clusters and finally a steady stream disturbed the morning stillness of the former farmland. They carried the final ingredient, the necessary spark to bring the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus into the world of higher learning. As the vehicles slipped in between the freshly painted stripes of the parking lots, and students hurried to their first class, a new era for the University of Maryland began. It was a date to remember: September 19, 1966."

This Friday the 19th marks the 42nd anniversary of the opening of UMBC! You can take a look at how the campus began in this article, "A Campus Is Born," published in the Maryland Magazine in Fall 1996 (click to view PDF).